How to post to social media (Facebook and Instagram) and Protocols

How to post to social media (Facebook and Instagram) and Protocols

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Posting to Instagram:

  1. Log in to the MAP/FHIT Instagram account
  2. Click the (+) button on the bottom of the page to add content
    1. Instagram allows you to add up to 10 videos/pictures at a time
  3. Add the video(s) or picture(s) by clicking on the content you want to use
    1. If you want to add multiple videos/pictures, there is a button on the right corner of the image that looks like 2 squares. That button will allow you to add multiple videos/pictures
    2. On the left corner of the image are 2 arrows pointing in different directions. These arrows will allow you to fit the image/video into the frame better so you can see the full capacity of the image/video
      1. Make sure to fit the first image/video before adding multiple videos. If you don’t then all the videos will be just fit to the screen and not get all the image/video you want will fit.
  4. The next page will allow you to trim clips, add filters, add sound, and make a cover for the post.
    1. The cover for the post is extremely important because this is what the viewer sees when scrolling through their page. Make sure you add a cover that will likely draw the viewer’s attention to the post.
    2. At the top of the page is a sound button. This will allow you to add sound or not to the post. Unless the sound is needed for the post, don’t have it on.
  5. Adding a Post to your Instagram story/message
    1. Go to the actual post on your Page and click the arrow
      1. Option 1 Add to your Story (1st option)
        1. Once you do that you can post it to your story
        2. Add Text by Clicking Aa
        3. Click the Square with the smiley face to add location, hashtag, GIF, Question, Poll, Tag a person
        4. Can be great for getting out quick information to people or not using a post so its on your page forever
      2. Option 2 physically send it as a personalized message
  6. If you are Referencing a link in your Post, be sure to add “Link in Bio” that way they go to your profile and they can access the page you want to redirect them
    1. Be sure that you change it back to what you want after the link no longer serves a purpose. 
  7. Reposting someone else’s content (Download Repost)
    1. Click the 3 little dots at the top of the post
      1. Select Copy Link
    2. Open Repost App
      1. Post should show up at the top (click it)
      2. Move Repost icon to any part of the photo
      3. Click Repost (Blue Button)
      4. Make sure you are on the Instagram you want to post it too and and hit Copy Caption and Open Instagram
      5. After that select where you want to post it 
        1. Story
        2. Feed
      6. If Feed size correctly with <> 
      7. Click Next
      8. Press and hold the blank screen with where text goes and then you can post what they had. Feel free to add any more text you want to add.


Posting to FB:

  1. Gain Access through GMAN (MAP) or DAN (MAP/FHIT) or MATT (FHIT)
  2. Log in to the MAP/FHIT FB account
  3. On the MAP/FHIT FB page press the publish button
  4. After pressing publish there are a number of options listed below (photo/video, check-in,etc.)
  5. FB only allows 1 video to post at a time. You cannot post multiple videos or even add another photo onto the video you are trying to post. You can add multiple photos.
  6. Once you pick the content you’d like to post, add a detailed description of what you’re posting.
  7. Also unlike instagram you can add clickable links and your own write up so you can go to the exact page you want. (Instagram you have to add a link to a bio)
  8. When finished, click the share button on the top right corner.
  9. Also you can link your Instagram to your Facebook.
    1. Works great for posting one place and removes a step of doing the same post on Facebook
    2. Works great for photo(s) and 1 video file
    3. Will not allow more than 1 video per post (So if you have more this option won’t work)


Adding Videos Longer Than 1 Min to Instagram

  1. Log in to Instagram
  2. On the bottom there are 5 tabs for you to press
  3. Press the “Search” button
  4. From there, there are tabs under the search bar
    1. Press the “IGTV” button
  5. IGTV allows you to post videos longer than 1 minute
  6. In the top right corner of IGTV there is a (+) button
  7. Click that and select the video you want to post
  8. The next page will allow you to create a cover for the post to attract our audience’s eyes.
    1. Find an image or point in video clip that you think will catch viewers attention
  9. The next page will bring you to writing the “Title” and “Description”
    1. Create a specific title for the post
    2. Make a detailed description of what you are posting
    3. Add appropriate “HASHTAGS”
  10. On the bottom of the description page make sure to CLICK ON the “Make Visible on Facebook”. This will allow the post to be uploaded to FB as well
  11. After you have completed all that, POST the video


Posting Needs/Protocol (Week, Month, Year)


  • Game day Pictures (Each week; Thursday or Friday)
    •  Please send over pictures to the point person
      • Text is best, but Email works as well
    • Need Location, Tier and MVP with photo


  •  Player of the Weeks
    • Send over to point person by Monday in the Spring/Fall and Friday in the Summer (Text or Email works best)
    •  I’ll need Pictures, Names, and Tier (High quality pictures if possible please).
    •  Ways to get pictures
      •  Email parents
      •  Text kids
      •  Look on their Instagram and screenshot


  • Player of the Month 
    • Send over to point person by 7th of the Month
    • We need Pictures, Names, and Tier (High quality pictures if possible please).
    •  Ways to get pictures
      • Email parents
      •  Text kids
      •  Look on their Instagram and screenshot


  • News about Members. Same thing; pictures and what you want posted about them. 


  • Training videos during the session. (EACH WEEK FROM EACH LOCATION)
    • Make sure the videos are high quality and we are getting good clips. 
    • Also please make sure you let me know what you want posted about the clip.
      • Example (Video was a 1 on 1 closing the gap/angle drill) 
        • Plymouth Campus Tier 2’s got some 1 on 1 angling work today. Usually use this drill for the D, however it works just as well for F’s in the NZ! Goal was to put the D and F’s feet to the test. A few points of emphasis; stick and body positioning, being able to match speeds, and gap. Forwards attacking changing speeds, being able to read the D, and pushing to the middle to get more room to the outside. #maphockey #nhl #hockeytraining #ushl


Sending Video/Picture to POINT PERSON

  1. Text the videos/pictures 
  2. Email video/picture
    1. Longer videos may not work. Cut the video before sending in email
    2. Add attachment


Other Tricks

  1. Screen recording videos on phone to post
    1. If you have an iPhone, swipe down on the right corner of the phone.
    2. At the bottom of the display is a button with two circles. This button allows you to screen record
    3. Press the button, wait 3 seconds, then swipe up
    4. Once you swipe up the phone will start recording the content you are watching for a post.
    5. Once complete, press the red button on the top left corner of the screen. This will stop the screen recording.
    6. Once complete, go to photos on your phone and edit the screen recording.
      1. Resize the video to get all the information on your phone you don’t want in the video
      2. Cut the clip to get the correct duration of time you want to use plus to cut out the screen recording display that you’ll see at the start of the clip.
  2. Screenshot Photos
    1. If using an iPhone press the volume up button (Left side) and home button (right side) at the same time.
    2. The phone will take a picture. Resize to get the exact image and get all the other stuff not needed for the photo out of it.
  3. Apps you can use
    1. Video Music
    2. Canva (Photo Editor)
    3. iMovie
    4. PicsArt (Photo Editor)
    5. Filmmaker Pro
    6. Magic Eraser
    7. Snapspeed
    8. LightXexpress
    9. WordSwag
    10. Rhonna
    11. Font Candy
    12. Repost


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